I'm not sure where last week went. I know I had my hair cut. I drove kids to choir practice, the library, checked in with my grandma on a daily basis, and such. I know I put a lot of activities on my calendar for the coming weeks—it seems the crescendo begins with Thanksgiving week, then builds and builds through Advent, and rather suddenly comes to a grinding halt after the new year. I balance it all out with a heavy dose of reading. Which leads to the fact I've been on a bit of a reading bender the last two weeks.
It began with Safekeeping by Abigail Thomas, then Season of the Body by Brenda Miller, Ghostbread by Sonja Livingston, All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews, and ended with Delancey by Molly Wizenberg. It seems I've been on a bit of female memoir bender but I shan't apologize because they were incredibly good and well written and each still managed to be unique. All My Puny Sorrows is a fantastic, heartbreaking, and humorous read. As much as I have enjoyed Molly's blog over the years and loved her first book, Delancey was a disappointment. I'm not sure what I'll pick up next but I do know it has to be stellar to make up for the disappointment of that last read. Suggestions are always welcome!
On deck this weekend: curried butternut squash soup, pumpkin brownies, reading/editing work for a client, and a bit of writing for myself. Happy weekend, y'all!